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81 Funny Conversation Starters That Will Make Anyone Laugh

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This collection of funny conversation starters will have you and your friends in stitches as you discuss these silly talking points!

We’ve put together this list of hilarious conversation starters so you can lighten the mood in any conversation. Whether it’s on a date, with friends or with family, a funny convo starter from this list will work perfectly!

You’ll find a wide variety of funny conversation topics that range from embarrassing moments, to what the other person finds funny and more general talking points.

Weird and awkward some of the questions might be, but they’re guaranteed to make whoever you ask them to laugh!

Funny Conversation Starters List

funny conversation starter on the most embarrassing thing to happen to you in public
  • What’s the most embarrassing thing to happen to you in public?
  • What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
  • What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve posted on social media?
  • Who would win in a fight between a polar bear and a gorilla?
  • What would be the absolute worst name you could give your child?
  • What’s the weirdest question you’ve been asked in a job interview?
  • If you had to give yourself a weird nickname, what would it be?
  • What’s the funniest conversation you’ve overheard?
  • When was the last time you laughed so hard you thought you were going to die?
  • Have you ever made a prank call on someone before?
  • What’s the cheesiest chat-up line you know?
  • If you could pick any celebrity to be your parents, who would you pick?
  • What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done to get out of an awkward situation?
  • What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever done that you’d never do again?
  • Have you ever had an awkward moment that you still laugh about?
  • What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to get out of trouble?
  • What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
  • What’s the first thing you’d do if you swapped with bodies from someone of the opposite gender?
  • What’s the stupidest way you’ve injured yourself?
  • What’s the funniest YouTube video you’ve watched recently?

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  • What’s your weirdest habit?
  • What’s the worst joke you know?
  • If you had to give your autobiography a silly title, what would it be?
  • Who’s your favorite comedian?
  • What would you do if you could be invisible for a day?
  • What’s the stupidest you thought was true when you were younger?
  • What’s the silliest thing that really grinds your gears?
  • Do you have a patented dance move? Can you show me?
  • If you had to appear on one reality TV show, which one would it be?
  • What’s the worst excuse you’ve given to get out of something?
  • If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
  • Would you rather have three eyes or three arms?
  • If animals could speak, which one do you think would be the funniest?
  • If a tree falls in the woods and no one’s around, does it make a sound?
  • What’s the least attractive name for a guy/girl?
  • Are there any celebrities you obsess over?
  • What’s the worst smell you’ve had the misfortune of coming across?
  • Have you ever farted, blamed it on someone and they then took all the flak?
  • Does pineapple belong on pizza?
  • What’s something you’ll be nostalgic about in 40 years?
hilarious conversation starter on the mythical creature you'd love to have as a pet

You might also like: Fun Questions To Ask

  • Which mythical creature would you love to have as a pet?
  • What’s the biggest social faux pas you could never commit?
  • Is there a kid’s movie that scared the life out of you when you were younger?
  • How many rabbits would it take to kill a rhino?
  • What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen in someone else’s home?
  • Do you have nicknames for some of the people at your work? What are they?
  • What sport would be improved if drinking alcohol was mandatory?
  • What would be the silliest and worst way to die?
  • Do you think you could spend a night in a haunted house?
  • What’s the most bizarre question you’ve been asked on a date?
  • How would you react if you woke up as your nemesis one day?
  • If you were offered $100,000 to share your darkest secrets in a televised interview, would you do it?
  • If you had a song that played every time you walked into a room, what would it be?
  • Is there a food that represents your personality perfectly?
  • What flavor of ice cream do you consider to be an abomination?
  • What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever bought online?
  • Is there something you own that you wish you didn’t?
  • What’s the worst song that you know all the words to?
  • What famous figure would be the worst companion on a road trip?
  • What’s the worst place you could visit on vacation?
weird conversation starter on which fictional superhero would be the most boring in reality

Next: Dumb Questions

  • Which fictional superhero would be the most boring in reality?
  • If you traveled 500 years back into the past with the same clothes you’re wearing now, what do you think the reaction of the people in the past would be?
  • Which animal would make the best president?
  • Have you ever been on a blind date that was a complete disaster?
  • What’s the worst thing you could say at your own wedding?
  • Is there a piece of advice you received that was terrible, but you followed?
  • What’s the silliest meme you find hilarious?
  • If you were offered $1,000,000 to skydive, would you do it?
  • Did you have an imaginary friend when you were younger?
  • If you could do something that was illegal and not get caught, what would it be?
  • What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?
  • If you started a secret society, what would it be called?
  • How many days do you think you could go without showering?
  • What amount of time between food dropping on the floor, picking it up and eating is acceptable?
  • What’s the worst fancy dress costume you’ve ever seen?
  • Have you ever been so hungry and had so little food in the house, you’ve been tempted to try dog/cat food?
  • What’s the worst bio you’ve seen on a dating app?
  • Why do we refer to something as the ‘bee’s knees’ when bees don’t have knees?
  • What’s the worst possible song you could have as your alarm?
  • Have you ever been caught dancing naked in front of a mirror before?
  • What’s the craziest thing you’ve done after a night of drinking?

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Tom Stevenson

Co-Founder of Questions About Everything

Tom is a travel writer and Co-Founder of Questions About Everything. He grew up in the UK and enjoys spending his time traveling to new places, supporting Liverpool FC, and blogging about his adventures. He spent two years teaching English in Barcelona and frequently utilized question games and conversation starters as part of his lesson plans. As an EFL teacher, he took full responsibility for planning and delivering lessons, frequently employing creative and diverse questions to engage the children in conversation. Learn more about Tom on our About page.